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Windows 95 / DOS memory management

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Can anybody tell me how to configure the Windows 95 memory management so that I can run decently sized MS-DOS programmes (couple a hundred kilobytes) anyway at all without getting an "out of memory" error message? I already exterminated almost any memory resident programme I could get my claws into. I juggled about with the available memory settings until it began to escape my own memory what tricks I had already tried out. Where can I get reliable information about Windows/DOS memory management?
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by:darklight
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Are you sure your not trying to run a Linux program ? Chances are, if your running Win95 ok, but cant run a couple hundred kb program, then thats your problem.
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by:ctto
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Thanks for the answer, but no, that cannot be the problem. Documentation says it is a DOS-based programme, and I saw it running under DOS. But thanks anyway.
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Anyway, I would like to retract the question since I just managed to solve this problem myself. I am still not completely sure how Windows manages memory, it is obviously a problem which will need more studying on my behalf. But the problem at hand has been solved.
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Hi there,

have you ever tried installing QEMM in stead of simply using Memmaker ?
with QEMM 8, i have about 614Kb free base mem to run Ms-Dos programs.
before, I only had 570 Kb, and some old programs didn't run.

bryan

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thanks a lot, bryan.
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how much memory did you get with QEMM ?

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